Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Ascension!

Today we celebrate an often overlooked feast day celebration in the Church, it is called Ascension. Most of know the "biggies" like Christmas, Pentecost, Easter, but not Ascension. We know from the Book of Acts chapter 1 and the gospel of Luke chapter 24 that for 40 days after his resurrection Jesus spent time with his disciples encouraging their faith, teaching them, and spending time with them. Then he took his followers to the Mount of Olives which is near Bethany and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father. Ascension completes the Easter season and points forward to the next big celebration which is Pentecost.

Well, it is almost Friday but I thought I would wish everyone a blessed Ascension feast day!!!